Meet the Hero: The Highlander’s Bride + Giveaway
Excerpt , Giveaway , Guest Post / August 31, 2015

    Amanda Forester holds a PhD in psychology and worked many years in academia before discovering that writing historical romance was way more fun. A Publishers Weekly Top Ten author, her books have been given starred reviews from Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and a Top Pick from RT Book Reviews. Whether in the rugged Highlands of medieval Scotland or the decadent ballrooms of Regency England, her novels offer fast-paced adventures filled with wit, intrigue, and romance. You can visit her at www.amandaforester.com.   Meet the HERO: Full Name: Sir Gavin Patrick Nickname (if applicable): Gavin Height: 6’1” Hair Color: Dark brown Eye Color: Brown Age:  22 Originally from: born in 1337 near Balquidder, Scotland   Describe yourself in 200 words or less:  Hullo. I am Sir Gavin, pleased to make yer acquaintance. I hail from the Highlands, under the clan MacLaren, where my uncle is laird. I came to France several years ago on a quest, which remains undone. It grieves me to leave it unfinished, but I was ‘requested’ (neatly tricked, if ye care for the truth) to escort the spoiled Lady Mary Colette to the Highlands to her new husband. When I saved the life o’ the duc de Bergerac and he promised me a rich reward, escorting…

Dream Cast for Possession of a Highlander by Madeline Martin + Giveaway
Giveaway , Guest Post , Uncategorized / August 9, 2015

Madeline Martin lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her two daughters and a menagerie of pets. She graduated from Flagler College with a degree in Business Administration and works for corporate America. Her hobbies include rock climbing, running, doing Mud Runs and just about anything exciting she can do without getting nauseous. She grew up in Europe and still enjoys traveling overseas whenever she can find the time to get away. Her favorite place to visit thus far: Scotland.   Dream Cast for POSSESSION OF A HIGHLANDER: 1. Colin – Dustin Clare who played Gannicus in Spartacus. He has that same easy attitude and cocky charm that Colin had (but he’d need to dye his hair auburn) 😉 2. Brianna – Emmy Rossum – she was my model for Brianna with her gorgeous coloring and the innocence she seems to have on camera. 3. Marie – Scarlett Johansson – there’s a sexiness that Scarlett just exudes, much like Marie.   ***   POSSESSION OF A HIGHLANDER Deception of a Highlander #2 by Madeline Martin August 11th 2015 | Diversion Books Love can be the greatest possession. Brianna Lindsay’s grip on the inheritance that is rightly hers hangs by a thread. If the town finds out her…

Six Things Not Everyone Knows About Wendy LaCapra + Giveaway
Giveaway , Guest Post / July 13, 2015

Wendy LaCapra, a 2012 Golden Heart® Finalist, has been reading romance since she discovered Victoria Holt (in the library’s adult section!)  From that point on, her only dream was to create worlds with historical richness, intrigue and pleasure. She lives in NYC with her husband and can occasionally be found gossiping about history and romance with the Dashing Duchesses or burning up the web with those mystical mistresses of resilience, the GH class of 2012 aka the Firebirds.   Six Things Not Everyone Knows About Me by Wendy LaCapra I find bios terribly difficult to write. I think the best are short, sweet and clever. My keeper shelf is packed away for a pending move, but I think I can recall my favorite of them all, Tessa Dare’s from her first trilogy… “Full time mom, part time librarian and swing shift writer.” How awesome is that? Lost detail is the limitation of the short, sweet bio, and so in the spirit of full disclosure, I present Six Things Not Everyone Knows About Me: There’s a Quaker character in Lady Scandal. Quakers are near and dear to my heart. Why? A series of school bus incidents, a kindly admissions officer, a…

Longing for Romance by Anne Holster + GC Giveaway
Giveaway , Guest Post / July 7, 2015

First time author Anne Holster resides in Northern New Jersey with her husband and two children. When she’s not writing she enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis and reading angsty romance novels. She is currently working on her second novel.     Longing for Romance by Anne Holster Why is it that the most powerful part of any romance novel is not when the characters are living happily ever after, but of each other’s feelings? This is a powerful phenomenon I have never quite understood but wholeheartedly embraced, first as a reader and now as a writer. There is something about the characters’ longing that keeps us waiting with baited breath for the moment they declare their undying love and fall into each other’s arms… so long as that moment doesn’t come too soon. For it is more while at the same time dreading the end of the book. I was never so engrossed in Twilight as in the first book, when Bella was obsessing over how Edward felt about her, or in New Moon, when she risked her life so she could get another “glimpse” of him (even if it was just a hallucination!). Along with millions…

Three Awesome Summer Dates in Nashville + Giveaway
Giveaway , Guest Post / June 26, 2015

Bethany Michaels is the author of over a dozen steamy contemporary novels as well as a few Regency-set historicals and light paranormals. The first book in her “Naughty in Nashville” steamy country music series, Nashville Heat, was a finalist in RT Magazine’s Reviewers’ Choice awards for Best Small Press Erotic Romance.     Three Awesome Summer Dates in Nashville by Bethany Michaels I moved to Nashville in 2006 and instantly fell in love with the city. I love the down-home feel to it—how friendly the people are, how unpretentious. I love the culture and history here, too. And the music. There’s music everywhere! From Broadway Street bars downtown, to bigger highly produced shows at LP Field, to street musicians, to small cafés and restaurants—there’s live music every night of the week, pretty much everywhere you go. I even went to a grocery store re-grand opening a couple years ago where there was a live band! With four kids at home, Hubs and I don’t out a heck of a lot, but here are some of the cool (cheap) things we’ve found to do in Nashville: Broadway Street and Second Avenue bars. From Tootsie’s to Coyote Ugly, to holes in the wall…